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  • The End December 29, 2017
    Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And days o’ lang syne! For auld lang syne, my dear For auld lang syne, We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet For auld lang syne! My last blog post was back in September of this year and the time between […]
  • Top 4 Reasons to Pursue a Career in Construction September 29, 2017
    As the home building industry celebrates Careers in Construction Month in October, we’re sharing the top four reasons to consider a rewarding career in residential construction. Diversity of Skilled Trades to Consider A home builder relies on a number of highly trained workers to get the job done right. This includes dozens of skilled artisans […]
  • NAHB's Dues Hub Is Here September 20, 2017
    I have had the good fortune in serving the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in several capacities over the years and my most recent is as chairman of the Structured Dues Payment working group. This working group was formed in 2013 and acted as a spring board for my NAHB 2014 Membership Committee chairmanship.I […]
  • September is Associate Appreciation Month September 1, 2017
    We're back from summer recess and I love this time of the year. Summer days culminate into one big party weekend called Labor Day Weekend. The time to celebrate working Americans. In the case of our association we have a great group of members who are hard working members and I asked Granger MacDonald, a […]
  • Summer is Here! June 23, 2017
    Association Maximization is taking a break for the summer months but we will be back in September, refreshed, tan, and ready!Have a very safe summer, all! 
  • 75 Years; Happy Anniversary, NAHB June 21, 2017
    This week, as the leadership, volunteers, and staff of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) gather in our nation's capitol, a major milestone will be celebrated. 75 years of home building advocacy, building communities, product research, industry education, industry development, and state by state relationships. The 75th Anniversary Gala (click here) is where we will thank […]
  • Update: Economic Outlook June 3, 2017
    Economic Outlook Looking forward, there are signs that conditions in the housing market should show continued improvement in the coming months: ·        While the economic recovery has been uneven, it continues to add jobs, a key driver for housing market recovery. ·        Low interest rates and post-bubble house prices that have settled back to normal […]
  • President Reagan's Memorial Day Speech May 26, 2017
    In honor of those who lost their lives while serving our country, I would like to share with you President Ronald Reagan’s 1986 Memorial Day remarks at Arlington National Cemetery... "Today is the day we put aside to remember fallen heroes and to pray that no heroes will ever have to die for us again. It’s a […]
  • Waking the Tightrope Betwen Volunteers and HBA Staff May 20, 2017
    Once in awhile I will write a blog article about "things" that bring my inside voice out. I know you are suppose to exercise patience and always allow intelligence to reign over emotions. I get it, I truly do. Yet there are other times where I have to let out those thoughts and go with […]
  • NAHB Dues Hub Update: "We're Getting Close" May 13, 2017
    The Structured Payments project is moving along and we have five non-integrated pilot sites. As you know, the Builders & Remodelers Association of Northern New Jersey (BRANNJ), with the tremendous help of their Executive Vice President, Kathleen Kurpiel, is up and running.The second non-integrated pilot, Metro Pittsburgh, came online last week. The other three non-integrated […]